Friday, 28 October 2016 12:26

New Mascot Ready to Greet Shelter Visitors

Animal Services Asking the Public’s Help for Name

FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016 – A new face will help greet visitors at the county’s main animal shelter in Jurupa Valley on Saturday (Oct. 29) during a Spooktacular, Halloween-themed event.

The mascot, which features a very happy dog head and fluffy fur and paws, is making its debut during Saturday’s event at the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter (located at 6851 Van Buren Blvd., Jurupa Valley, 92509). The Animal Solutions Konnection (ASK Foundation) donated the costume to Animal Services.

Now it’s time to give the mascot a fun name.

So, Riverside County Animal Services is seeking the public’s help in naming the fluffy, friendly dog on two legs.

A booth will be set up so folks can fill out a sheet with their name idea. Children (and adults too) can take pictures with the soon-to-be-named mascot. Employees at Riverside County Animal Services will ultimately pick the name from all the suggestions. The person who comes up with the winning name will receive a special gift.

Saturday’s Spooktacular event is the mascot’s official, major debut (read more about the event). Although the mascot did greet staff and volunteers during a small gathering last Sunday, that event was used as a small test run to make sure the mascot, ahem, learned to walk OK without bumping into walls.

For those who cannot make Saturday’s event, please submit a suggestion to this e-mail address: shelterinfo@rcdas.org (please include your name, age, city of residence and a contact number; also please share why you picked your suggested name). Deadline is Monday, Oct. 31.

Some of the top suggestions will get mentioned on Riverside County Animal Services’ Facebook pages. 

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